03 September 2004

My last tape

So I guess that the last mix tape I made will be my last mix tape, what with that whole technological leap forward I took to CDs. The title for this one came from a blog post that David wrote some time ago, which I quote below. (David is a poet, wrapped in a math major, wrapped in a genius. Wrapped in a burrito. He is also a complete doofus. But that post is what originally caught my attention about him.)

Anyway.

So here is the playlist from the last tape. It’s mostly about show crushes, those short-term infatuations that, in theory, every theater person experiences at least once and to which I am completely susceptible.

Breath and Light:

Crush Story – Too Much Joy
Temptation – Yeomen of the Guard
Tempted – Squeeze
Were You Not to Ko-Ko Plighted – The Mikado
Brush Up Your Shakespeare – Kiss Me Kate
This Kiss – Faith Hill
Breathless – The Corrs
Strip – Adam Ant
Sex-o-Matic Venus Freak – Macy Gray
Just What I Needed – The Cars
Precious and Few – Climax
Joy – Apollo 100 (and J.S. Bach)

Applause – Applause
And We Danced – The Hooters
All Star – Smash Mouth
Vacation – The Go-Gos
I Try – Macy Gray
People Will Say – Oklahoma
An Actor’s Life for Me – Pinocchio
Good Friends – Applause
One of a Kind – Applause
Ordinary World – Duran Duran
Leave Her, Johnny – Clam Chowder

David’s blog post:
“One of the things that I find amazing about theatre is its short-term collaborative nature. It’s something like guerrilla warfare. For a period of about three months, a group of people -- anywhere from five to 105 of them -- work together to make art. What they make is no more permanent than breath and light. And then, the show is over, the sets come down, and that unique team of people is no more. But out of this continual re-forming of teams every several weeks, a genuine community arises.”

2 comments:

P said...

I thought I was the only person on the planet who's listened to Too Much Joy. Or is that the name of the song? Because there's a band called Too Much Joy. Or there used to be. I'm not sure what they're up to these days.

My posts are long?

P

Leta said...

No, they're great. I love your stuff. And, by the way, Derrick McClure found you through me. He's on my G&S list, so I sent him a note saying "hey, check this out."

And, yep, Crush Story is by Too Much Joy from the album "Cereal Killers."